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Industry body warns of higher prices if UK cannot strike trade deal with EU

Industry body warns of higher prices if UK cannot strike trade deal with EU

Business
Consumers in the UK could face higher prices next year unless a tariff-free trade deal with the EU can be reached, the British Retail Consortium has warned.The UK and EU remain locked in talks on a free trade deal but there are concerns an agreement will not be struck before the UK leaves its transition period at the end of the year. The latest round of negotiations broke up early last week after both sides admitted they continue to disagree on a number of issues.Around 80% of food imports come from the EU and the bloc plays a big role in supply chains for other items such as clothing and homeware. ...

22 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

World
A Turkish official says 22 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forcesBy ANDREW WILKS Associated PressFebruary 27, 2020, 9:59 PM1 min readANKARA, Turkey -- A Turkish official said early Friday 22 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces. Rahmi Dogan, the governor of Hatay, the Turkish province bordering Syria's Idlib region, said the soldiers were killed Thursday. He said several seriously wounded troops were being treated in hospitals. A total 25 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria Thursday, with another three reported dead in a separate incident earlier in the day.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Four rare mountain gorillas ‘die in Uganda lightning strike’

Four rare mountain gorillas ‘die in Uganda lightning strike’

Science
Four rare mountain gorillas, including a pregnant female, have died in Uganda after being hit by lightning, a conservation group says.The three adult females and a male infant were found in Uganda's Mgahinga National Park with "gross lesions" on their bodies indicating electrocution.The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) called this a "big loss for the species".There are just over 1,000 mountain gorillas in existence.The species is restricted to protected areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. 'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla What other animals are at risk? The four that died were part of a 17-member group, which has been called the Hirwa family by the authorities. ...
Air Force tests Minuteman III strike missile in Vandenberg launch

Air Force tests Minuteman III strike missile in Vandenberg launch

Business
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile with a test reentry vehicle shortly after midnight on Wednesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to U.S. Strategic Command. The test launch is meant verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a continued safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent, Air Force officials said. "Test launches are not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions," U.S. Strategic Command said in an announcement of the test. The ICBM's reentry vehicle travelled about 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Strategic Command said. The team that conducted the lunch includ...
French riot police use teargas on protesters as strike, demonstrations continue

French riot police use teargas on protesters as strike, demonstrations continue

World
Dec. 7 (UPI) -- French riot police used tear gas on protesters Saturday to break up demonstrations that have brought Paris to halt as the country's general strike continued into a third day. Saturday's demonstrations brought out thousands of people amid both a strike aimed at halting President Emmanuel Macron's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system and months of anti-government demonstrations by "yellow vest" protesters. Some workers, including teachers, returned to work Friday, but others -- notably transportation workers -- have continued the strike, leading to closed Metro stations, and canceled high-speed rail trips and flights. Macron wants to streamline the country's 42 special pension plans in what he has characterized as an effort to make the program fairer and more su...